Paul Ulysse Pitre

1850 St. Mary, Louisiana 1902 Charenton, LA



Continuation of tree (4th child of Emile Pitre/Marie Rosaline Blanchard); all known surname descendants:

              7          Paul Ulysse Pitre  b: 23 November 1850  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 23 July 1902  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                               +Florelia Chedotal  b: April 1853  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; m: 17 November 1870  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Augustin/Pamela Crochet]; d: Aft. 1900

                         8        Olivia Amanda Pitre  b: 24 August 1871  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 28 August 1959  Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

                                     +Telesphore Leodias Dupont  b: 12 September 1875  Lydia, Iberia, LA; m: 28 June 1894  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Alfred/Honorine Guillot]; d: 21 February 1957  Whittier, Los Angeles, CA

                         8        Eugene Pitre  b: 17 August 1873  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 9 February 1876  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                         8        Emile Benoit Pitre  b: 21 May 1876  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 26 June 1903  Charenton, St. Mary, LA

                                     +Ella Dumesnil  b: February 1878  St. Mary, LA; m: 25 January 1898  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: Aft. 1930  Franklin, St. Mary, LA

                         8        Paul Anthony 'Donald' Pitre  b: 19 July 1878  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 7 October 1969  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                     +Irma Dumesnil  b: 6 November 1884  Louisiana; m: 15 October 1903  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 11 May 1977  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                         8        Amadeo Pitre  b: 8 July 1881  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 8 January 1904  New Orleans, LA

                         8        Alice Laura Pitre  b: 26 April 1884  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 19 December 1970  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA

                                     +George Joseph Prevost  b: 15 February 1880  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; m: 14 May 1903  Immaculate Conception, Charenton, St. Mary, LA [Ernest/Eva Dumesnil]; d: 31 August 1925  Baldwin, St. Mary, LA 

                         8        Cleophas Pitre  b: 29 November 1886  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 15 September 1969  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX

                                     +Victoria Hebert  b: 1 August 1891; m: Abt. 1914 [Onesiphore/Clemence Bonin]; d: 10 June 1987  Beaumont, Jefferson, TX

                         8        Aimee Septima Pitre  b: 20 February 1889  Charenton, St. Mary, LA; d: 1 December 1984  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                     +Benjamin John Lebleu  b: 7 September 1887  Rayne, Acadia, LA; m: 10 December 1906  St. Joseph, Rayne, Acadia, LA [John/Celina Clement]; d: 3 June 1951  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX



Notes for Paul Ulysse Pitre:


- 1880 St. Mary, Louisiana:  Ulysses Pitre 26 (farmer), wife Florida 24, Olivia 8, Emile 5, Donis 2.

- 1900 St. Mary, LA:  Ulysse Pitre 49, wife Florelia 46, Donald 22, Amadeo 19, Alice 16, Cleopha 13, Aimee 11.


WWI registration records (sons):

Paul Anthony Pitre:  Denney Paul Pitre; Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX; born 19 Jul 1879; Mrs. Irma Pitre; medium height, stout build; blue eyes & brown hair.

Cleophas Pitre:  Cleopha Pitre; Beaumont, Jefferson, TX; born 26/29 Mar 1886 (unsure DOB; near Jeanerette, LA); wife & child; medium height, medium build; blue eyes & dark hair.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson, TX:  PITRE / Father / Cleopha / Nov. 26, 1886 / Sept. 15, 1969 / Mother / Victoria / Aug. 1, 1891 / June 10, 1987  //  PITRE / Daughter / Betty Ann / Dec. 20, 1930 / Feb. 17, 1982 / Daughter / Jo Ann / 20 Dec. 1930 / Dec. 31, 1985


Misc.:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Saturday, 9 January 1904: Pitre's Tragic Death - The Young Planter Came to Seek Independence Here, but Went to Sleep with gas turned on, and was discovered too late.:  All that the police and the Coroner know is that Amadio Pitre, a young planter from Baldwin, La., was asphyxiated in one of the rooms in the Hotel de la Louisiane, on Customhouse, near Bourbon Street, but whether or not he suicided is another matter.  Some say that Pitre came here on Wednesday inst with S.C. Melancon, a merchant of the little town, and that Amadio intended to work in the Morgan shops, for he was tired of country life, and believed that in Algiers he could find good employment as a machinist, for he had done a great deal of machine work about the plantation of his father, "The Golden Mine."  Mr. Melancon showed him the hotel, and Amadio was assigned to a room.   Wednesday night he slept well, and he seemed able to get along with the gas then, but yesterday morning he was found dead in bed, having been asphyxiated.  The porter of the place tried to arouse Pitre yesterday morning, but failed, and smelling gas and suspecting that something was amiss in the room, he called Mr. Alciatore, one of the proprietors.  That gentleman knocked, and when they got no answer they broke open the door and found the young man dead.  It was remarked then that Pitre went to his room early Thursday evening, saying he was tired, but he had made no complaint and seemed to be in good spirits.  However, after getting into his room he fastened the door and the windows were down tight.  Whether he purposely extinguished the gas and then turned on the cock with the intention of killing himself will never be known.  There was no draft going into the room to fan out the light, and further, the gas cock was in good order.  As for Pitre blowing out the gas, that does not seem plausible, for he had an experience with gas Wednesday night. Mr. Melancon called at the place and took charge of the body for the family.  Pitre had no baggage, but under his pillow was found $30.50 and a gold watch and chain.
Pitre in Good Circumstances [Special to the Picayune] - Franklin, La., Jan. 8 - Amadio Pitre, who was asphyxiated in New Orleans, was a young planter of the Cypremort section.  He left Baldwin Wednesday morning with S.C. Melancon, a merchant of Baldwin, his destination being Algiers.  Finding that the Morgan Railroad no longer ran to Algiers, he went to New Orleans and put up at the Louisiana Restaurant.  Pitre was a son of Ulysse Pitre, owner of Golden Mine Plantation.  He was unmarried and about 30 years of age.  He was in good circumstances and cheerful, and his friends here think he was a victim of his own inexperience.


Obituaries for the children:

Olivia Amanda Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, CA:  Olivia Du Pont / beloved wife and mother / 1871 - 1959  //  Telesphore L. Du Pont / beloved husband and father / 1875 - 1957


Paul Anthony 'Donald' Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Wednesday, 8 October 1969:  Port Arthur - Funeral services for Don P. Pitre, 90, will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church.  A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Pitre, a 55 year resident of Port Arthur, died Tuesday at 9:45 p.m. in his home at 3707 Seventh after a long illness.  He was a retired restaurant operator and was a former city councilman.  Pitre was born in Baldwin, La.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irma Pitre of Port Arthur; a daughter, Mrs. E.T. Goodwin of Port Arthur; two sisters, Mrs. Amy LeBleu of Port Arthur and Mrs. Alice Provost of Jeanerette, La.; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Alice Laura Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Baldwin:  Alice Pitre Prevost / April 26, / 1884 / Dec. 19, / 1970  //  George Prevost / Feb. 15, / 1880 / Aug. 31, / 1925


Cleophas Pitre:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Tuesday, 16 September 1969:  Funeral services for Cleopha Pitre, 82, of 1025 Ave. A, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Cathedral with the Rev. Joseph T. Engle officiating.  A Rosary will be recited in the chapel of Broussard's Mortuary at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.  Pitre died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital.  A native of Baldwin, La., he lived in Beaumont 57 years.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Parish.  He was a retired miller having been employed at Tyrrell Rice Mills 46 years.  Survivors include his wife, Victoria Pitre; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Cole of Pasadena, Tex., Miss Betty Ann Pitre and Miss Joann Pitre, both of Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Prevost of Jeanerette, La. and Mrs. Amy LeBleu of Port Arthur; a brother, Donnie Pitre of Port Arthur and three grandchildren.


Aimee Septima Pitre:  The Port Arthur News (TX), 3 December 1984:  Amy LeBleu, 95, of 2937 17th St., died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at Golden Triangle Nursing Home.  Graveside services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Ronald Bollich officiating, directed by the Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Groves.  Survivors include a niece, Ruby Isaac of Wildwood.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves:  Ben LeBleu / 9-7-1888 / 6-3-1951 / LeBLEU / Amy LeBleu / 2-20-1889 / 12-1-1984


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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.



Last updated:  16 January 2021.